What started off as a seller of firearms, Specdive Tactical has expanded into Evolution; a veteran owned and operated firearms national training academy. Our team members come from various Special Operations Forces and Units bringing over 80 years of combined services supporting the US Naval Special Warfare, US Navy EOD, US Army Operations and Special Forces. With this operational and “In the Field” experience Evolution brings to you, we can’t wait to accommodate and train a wide-range of group sizes. Our services are available for both Federal Customers as well as Civilian Organizations.

Our instructors have years of experience with many who are retired Special Operations Forces or Civilian Law Enforcements. We believe that our unique staff with such backgrounds can provide the utmost experience in our training programs.

Mr. Gerald A. Rapp Jr. – Founder/Owner

Combat veteran with over 22 years of service in the US Marine Corps and US Naval Reserves supporting Naval Special Warfare and other Special Operations Forces

Subject Matter Expert knowledge of Deep Submergence/Scope of Certifications manned diving systems (LOT, LOC, DDS, ASDS and SRDRS) for NAVSEA Headquarters

Proven project manager with over 25 years of design, construction, and test and evaluation experience in the marine engineering, construction and salvage industries. Managed US defense projects for cost, scope and schedule up to $80 million

Extensive operational and training experience in Tactical Combat Shooting, Precision Marksman and Advanced Weapons, Explosive Detection and Disarmament, Maritime Radiological and Nuclear Detection, Anti-swimmer, Underwater Search and Inspection, CBRNE Detection and Protection, Rotary Wing Intercept (RWAI) and Aviation Use of Force (AUF), Military Diving, Fast Rope Helicopter Insertion, and Hook and Climb Small Boat Insertions. Military Heavy & Small Arms Instructor, NRA Instructor, Small Arms Armorer

Our Facility

Conveniently located inside the Capital Beltway, our Evolution training facility includes a synthetic range known as Conflict Kinetics, Strategic Operations training, as well as a Gun Smith shop.


  • First and ONLY training facility of its kind – Inside the Beltway
  • Developed through building key relationships in the NCR with Law Enforcement Officer and Military communities
  • Top Tier Service selected from a variety of SOF/High Level command and LEO ranks


  • Unmatched, technology driven training and support systems
  • Specifically tailored for the federal government, LEO, military personnel, undercover agents and tactical teams in a 24/7 access environment

Pricing Structure

Call at (703) 941-GUNS (4867) or email at info@evolutiontcs.com